Roberto Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo will be in conversation with Fabio J. Fernández as part of our The Artist’s Studio series regarding the trajectory of his artistic voice and practice in clay from his inspirational Emerging Artist lecture in 2015 at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference to his recent receipt of the Rome Prize as well as a Pew Fellowship in 2019.
Registration and general info:
This event will be held live on Zoom and attendees will be able to ask questions, time permitting. Each event will be recorded, and registered participants will have access to the recording for 30 days.
There are two ways to register for events in The Artist’s Studio series: You can register for individual artist events or subscribe to the entire series at a discount with the Series Pass. The Series Pass includes exclusive access to a Google Classroom with all eight event recordings, handouts and resource materials, good through June 8th.
Individual Artist Event Fees: $50 general admission. Free to Harvard Undergraduate Students
Series Pass Fee: $300 general admission. Free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students
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Limited scholarships are available. To be considered for a scholarship, fill out an application form. Questions? Contact Director Kathy King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator. Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo’s works are multicultural mash-ups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Lugo is the recipient of the 2019 Rome Prize, and was awarded a 2019 Pew Fellowship. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Walters Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Fuller Craft Museum and more. His work is represented by the Wexler Gallery in New York, NY.